This article titled, “unless we change course, the US agricultural system could collapse” really makes us appreciate that you all eat from the farm for a good portion of the year, thus saving the resources of water/shipment of California grown food that is sold in NC. We’re fortunate in NC to have an abundance of water yet our top soils aren’t as rich as the soils in California, so farmers here need to work diligently at building biomass through cover cropping, crop rotations and composting. We appreciate you for supporting us all season long!
We’ve been evaluating our crops and aren’t comfortable right now in continuing to offer CSA shares for much longer because of major crop failures. After losing half of our storage onions and then half of our fall crops due to too much rain, we’re nervous about having enough diversity to make your meals interesting. We’re evaluating our yields, and contemplating only accepting CSA Orders through 9/16 which is 3 more weeks. After that, we’re considering offering a couple weeks of storage shares, about mid October, with the option to purchase fresh greens along with cabbage and winter squash. This is abnormally early for us in stopping the CSA, but we’re thankful you didn’t pre-pay, and we may have a paying computer software job lined up for the winter that we’ll provide details once that job is underway.
Here is a link to the online store to place your order.
Your Farmers (and cleaning staff),
Carl and Julie
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